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Rumorpile: Fiat, Jeep Plan A Crossover Offensive

Mar 20 2015 10:35 AM | Jeep News
Fiat and Jeep are planning a big crossover offensive with a new larger model that will sit above the 500X/Renegade and a smaller model.

Autocar reports the two automakers are working on a new crossover to take on the Nissan Qashqai - one of popular crossovers on sale in Europe. Fiat's version will become the flagship for the brand, while Jeep's version will take the place of the Compass and Patriot. It's expected that Jeep will show their version first sometime in 2016, followed by Fiat.

Following that will be a much smaller crossover which will sit underneath the 500X/Renegade and take the place of the Panda Cross for Fiat. If given the green light, both models will be designed and sold for Europe only. No word on...

Rumorpile: Jeep Wrangler To Get Diesel, Eight-Speed In Next-Generation

Mar 05 2015 02:45 PM | Jeep News
It seems for the longest time, we've been hearing that the Jeep Wrangler will be getting a diesel engine - a holy grail for many Wrangler fans. A new report says the diesel is in the cards, along with a eight-speed automatic.

Autoblog has learned from a source at FCA that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler - due in the next few years - will have the option of a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and ZF eight-speed automatic. This is the same combo found in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500.

When reached for comment, a Jeep spokeswoman said we don't comment on future product.

Source: Autoblog

Jeep Compass and Patriot Will Merge Into One Model

Feb 11 2015 08:35 AM | Jeep News
The Jeep Compass and Patriot crossovers will merge into one model in the next few years. CarAdvice.com.au spoke with Jeep director Jim Morrison at the launch of the Renegade where he revealed the two models will become one.

“Yes, those two models will become one,” Morrison said. “That’ll be the Compatriot.”

Before you start groaning about 'Compatriot', Morrison says thats a 'fun' name for the upcoming model - i.e. not going onto the production model. Now the model will sit between the new Renegade and Cherokee. The new model is expected to debut next year, with sales following a year after.

Source: CarAdvice.com.au

Another Update for the Nine-Speed In the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200

Feb 04 2015 03:45 PM | William Maley in Jeep News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been working hard on trying to fix the nagging issues with the nine-speed automatic in the Jeep Cherokee and certain Chrysler 200s with constant updates. But those updates aren't making a dent in those issues as a number o...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Files New Trademark For "Golden Eagle"

Jan 20 2015 07:00 AM | Blake Noble in Jeep News

From the newly unveiled Ram 1500 Rebel, to Dodge's popular Blacktop models, no other automaker seems to love special edition models quite like the Fiat Chrysler bunch. And if a recent trademark filing is any indication, FCA could have yet another speci...

Still Under Consideration: Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Jan 19 2015 10:35 AM | William Maley in Jeep News

Stop me if you heard this or a variation of this story before. Jeep President and CEO Mike Manley told Australian media at the Detroit Auto Show that the brand is still considering whether or not do a Wrangler Pickup. “Firstly we are now well into the...

Jeep Is Responsible For Big Chunk Of New Car Sales Growth

Dec 08 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in Jeep News

Jeep has always been the most important part of Chrysler. But now its an important part of new car sales in general. Automotive News has been crunching the numbers and has figured out that in the past eleven months, automakers have sold around 780,000...



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